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Toyota Tundra New Owner Reports

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  • Well one week with my new Tundra and I love 99% of it. The tow mirrors are hard to get use to. Here in Texas every Tundra has a tow package and tow mirrors and I now wish that it would have come with ordinary side mirrors. They are so hard to get use to and I always feel that I have a blind spot on the right. They have a weird magnification on the right side that makes you think that a vehicle is right behind you when it really is about half a block back :confuse: . I keep adjusting the mirrors but they never seem right. I wish I could trade them out for regular mirrors. Gas mileage is about 15 mpg with mostly highway miles and some city driving. Hope the mileage gets better.
  • dreasdaddreasdad Posts: 276
    that may just be in your area. I hve already gotten in and sold a reg cab short bed 5.7, it was a 4x4 though. With our zip code (78745) it shows as an availabe build on the sim.
  • dreasdaddreasdad Posts: 276
    Really depends on your area and the size of the dealer, some areas are going to get more trucks than others. Also depends on if you asked for something diffrent hna how they normaly build it.
  • ANY NEW OWNER REPORTS OF HIGHWAY & CITY M.P.G. ON THE 5.7 DOUBLE CAB.THANKS
  • 15 MPG MOSTLY HIGHWAY DRIVING? THIS IS NOT GOOD.HAVE YOU HAD A CHANCE TO TAKE A 100 MILE HIGHWAY TRIP YET?
  • dreasdaddreasdad Posts: 276
    take the caps lock off
  • kdhspyderkdhspyder Posts: 7,160
    need about 5000 miles to break in.

    Also you have to ask first if the driver, and the questioner, understand what the EPA numbers mean and how they are determined.

    There is a huge misunderstanding from 98% of the population on what the current EPA numbers represent. Are they clear to you?
  • the hell with e.p.a.i want road reality check from the owner.do you own a 07 tundra? if you do, whats the mpg figures so far.
  • i agree 100%, great truck.i to will wait 6 months.we should really know by then.
  • bgil1bgil1 Posts: 4
    Hi ..1st post

    Last night I drove home in my 2007 sr5 double cab. White exterior with black interior. Mine has the 4.7 engine.I traded in a 2004 ram 3/4 ton cummins..I now have about 120 miles on the tundra and it is a fantastic truck. Drives great, rides like a dream. Typical toyota quality. I had a 2000 tundra and this one is quite different. Much larger and heavier. I don't know what kind of mileage I will get but I will post it when I see it.
  • kdhspyderkdhspyder Posts: 7,160
    It's the same for all vehicles. The fuel economy is greatly dependent on how the driver uses the vehicle and what the conditions outside are. Asking for a number is just like looking at the EPA numbers on the window sticker.

    A number means nothing without the proper context. To get a real value it almost requires a copilot to plot
    Termperature outside;
    wind speed and direction;
    highway speed plus distance and length of trip;
    suburban speed plus distance and length of trip;
    city speed plus distance and length of trip;
    Road conditions ( wet, dry, snowy, etc );
    No of passengers and weight of cargo;
    towing weight if any;
    terrain driven;

    Each of these plotted over many tanks over several weeks will give an average for that season. Then a new plot should be done for the next season.

    Over at Ts there are long discussions and rancor between some who get 20 mpg regularly and others who can't get above 15 mpg. Why the differences? See above.
  • luckylouluckylou Posts: 308
    Presently , I drive a Lexus LX470 a very heavy SUV close to 3 tons . On a last drive to Miami on I-95, the round trip was over 550 miles I average 19.2 mpg driving between 75 and 85 mph., using premium gas.
    Under the hood I got the I-Force 4.7L ( great engine), 5 speed , using the AC the whole
    trip of which 80 % was on the highway.
    Like kdhspyder says is who drive's the vehicles and in what condition, not two people drive the same consequently we will get different mileage.
    In a few months after the hoopla is gone and my local dealership is ready to deal , I will be driving another sweet beast, I have my sight set on the CrewMax , Limited with the 5.7L with 4X4 capabilities and many others options .
    This past Wednesday I finally tested the Tundra , I love it , sign me in .
    When September rolls in and December is lurking around the corner and the arrogance have met the grim ripper , I will come by and see if they are ready, prime ready to sit and deal.
    Lou
  • rbk2rbk2 Posts: 2
    If you need/want a truck, why wait for discounts. Just go out and buy one. Toyota is not going to reduce the price nor will they offer substantial discounts anytime soon. If you have driven the 07 you will understand. I bought the double cab, sr5, 4x4, 5.7 which is the exact model, color and trim I wanted. Yes I did pay sticker price but I recieved 23,000 for trade in on my 05 Tundra that I purchased 2 1/2 years ago brand new for 27, 200.

    Did I get a good deal or was I taken. It doesn't matter, I liked the truck. Botton line, no truck or vehicle is perfect. What difference does it make if the truck gets 14 or 18 mpg they're both lousy figures. I've owned chevy and ford 250 during the past 20 years and had very good luck with both.

    Life is short. Just by whatever vehicle you like and enjoy it while you can!
  • i'am hoping there is no problems with the ball joints.some guy in denver was stopped at a red light in his tundra and the wheel came off.ball joints serious problems.go to toyota recall, check it out.3 people have serious injuries.
  • ggesqggesq Posts: 701
    Just to be clear- the recall is on the previous generation Tundra & Sequoia- not the NEW 07 Tundra.
  • dreasdaddreasdad Posts: 276
    recall onthe ball joints is old news- where did you see anything about injuries?

    this forum shoul dbe about the new 2007 Tundra not old news and rumors
    ?
  • See the issue with the older tundras was that toyota built the old tundras axles to snap off when involved in a accident and people who lifted them above 3 inches with small lift kits would cause extra stress and damage their cv boots & ball joints etc. The only way to avoid that was to change the A arms and other suspension parts. I've seen it happen to some silvys also, people dont properly lift their trucks and just add spacers and big tires and snap their axles.
  • GO TO 4X4WIRE.COM'S CHECK THIS OUT...
    In brief, from Reuters:

    Toyota Motor Corp. said on Friday it would recall about 533,000 Sequoia SUVs and Tundra pickup trucks in the United States to repair faulty components that could make the vehicles difficult to steer.

    The recall covers certain 2004 to 2007 model year Sequoias and 2004 to 2006 model year Tundras, the Japanese auto maker's U.S. sales unit, Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., said in a statement.

    Six injuries were reported as a result of the defects.

    Toyota will notify owners starting in mid-February and repair the defective front suspension lower ball joints free of charge.
  • What does this have to do with the all new 2007 Tundra?
  • I have been reading this site for a couple of weeks now and franky, I am a bit concerned about some of the "American Truck Guys" out there. Lots of you seem to be dissapointed that the new Tundra is getting 15 or so mpg, has a plastic gas cap (lol), and is not the "PERFECT" truck.

    If you are not willing to drive a truck that gets 15 mpg, then get out of the truck driving business. IT'S A TRUCK! You want good gas mileage? Buy a Corolla. You don't like the gas cap on the new Tundra? Get a life. Somebody else really doesn't like the taillights. Come on.

    Still others are gonna wait till the price comes down! Wait on. Wait, wait, wait, and maybe in 6-months or so you can save another $500 on the purchase of a new Tundra. Or, you could pay the little extra now and drive the dang thing now.

    I just ordered a blue streak TRD 4x4 SR5 DC loaded up with leather and the backup camera. I got it for $1000 off msrp. Out the door for $37,200. Good enough for me. I never have been much on gas caps, didn't even bother to examine the thing on the new Tundra. 15 mpg is about what one should expect to get in a 5000 pound beast equiped with a 5.7 liter moter, right? Now matter what the dang air temp, humidity, and all the other environmental factors are. Get real!

    One day, maybe somebody will make the perfect truck. One that puts out 400 horse and gets 30mpg with a beautiful metal gas cap. You keep waiting and looking, I'll keep hauling with the new 15 mpg T-150, cheap gas cap and all. ;)
  • rbk2rbk2 Posts: 2
    Well said 150. Enjoy
  • THIS IS NOT THE END OF THE WORLD.6 MONTHS 12 MONTHS,PLENTY OF TOYOTA TRUCKS OUT THERE,EVEN A TOYOTA DIESEL ENGINE BEFORE LONG.I DROVE THE TRUCK,IT LOOKS LIKE A VERY SAFE TRUCK WITH A SMOOTH FIRM RIDE.IT HAS A LOT OF POWER,STOPS ON A DIME.REALLY IMPRESSED!I'AM LOOKING FORWARD TO OWNING ONE SOME DAY.BUT FOR NOW I WILL BE PATIENT WATCH AND LEARN FROM OTHER NEW OWNERS FEED BACK.WHATS WRONG WITH THAT!
  • bdymentbdyment Posts: 551
    Why only a five bolt pattern wheel on a vehicle this large and heavy?
  • it is not old news,letters were sent out feb 14 2007 from toyota.6 injuries reported.go to 4x4wire.com's recall ball joints 2004-2006 tundra + seqouia 2007. why ignore the problem ? it is what it is!
  • Nothin wrong with that wildbill. You're obviously not wanting/needing a truck as quickly as some. The good news for you is that there are guys like me out there to buy them now, providing your feedback.

    True, there are plenty of the new Tundra's out there. Toyota is not messin around here. I live in a town of 40,000 folks. The Toyota dealer got 4 Tundras initially, sold 3 of them and now has 4 more sitting on the lot. All this action in two weeks.
  • I have two possible scenarios as to why a five bolt pattern:

    1) It's the old "olive in the jar" conspiracy. If Toyota only puts 5 bolt wheels on instead of six, they will save $2.43 per vehicle only increasing consumer safety risk by a meer 3%, building 400,000 Tundra's at a savings of $972,000. They were probably not counting on anybody catching this one. Good eye!

    2) Because a four bolt pattern is not enough, and six is too many.
  • mfhallmfhall Posts: 22
    New member.
    Been in the market to replace my '93 F150 (170K) since late fall '06. Test drove the Tundra '06 DC and was very, very, impressed with the power and stability. I was not real thrilled with the available models left to buy because of lack of (my) necessities like auto-climate control, power/heated seats, etc. I decided to wait for the '07.
    Test drove the Limited DC 4x4 5.7 yesterday and I am sold on the new Tundra. There are some things I'd like your opinions on, however.
    1. The '06 I tried had dual-exhaust I liked it- anyone have comments on pros/cons of DE?
    2. Is it better to get the side bars at purchase time or after?
    3. I was a bit surprised at the interior. First impression was dashboard seemed a bit too plastic and the shift knob seemed "light" (vs. sturdy). But after a bit, the feeling subsided- any thoughts?
    4. I was disappointed that the DC does not have the v-sliding rear windows anymore (only on crew), just a manual center-sliding window.
    5. Power was un-matched to any 150/Sierra I have tried; breaking power/response too.
    6. Am curious how much noticeable difference there is between the 4.7 and 5.7.
    7. On the Limited edition, under-the-rear-seat storage is pretty much gone since the JBL system is there.
    8. Thoughts on Navigation/Camera system pros/cons vs. adding after-market?
    9. Lastly, the 4x4 issue. I currently do not do “off-road” driving but I have this feeling of impending disastrous conditions. Considering the standard automatic limited-slip differential on both the 4x2 and 4x, is it a worth the extra $3K for the 4x4?
  • NICKEL & DIME IT ARE THEY.YOU ARE RIGHT,SAVE A BUCK HERE AND THERE.IT ADDS UP.I HATE TO SAY IT BUT I WISH THE JAPANESE WERE PUTTING THESE TRUCKS TOGEATHER.I WONDER HOW MANY LAID OFF FORD & GM PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE WORKING ON THE ASSEMBLEY LINE FOR TOYOTA!
  • Hello, I'm no expert, but I have been studying this new Tundra for some time now. Here's my .02:

    1. new tundra has a stainless steel 4 to 2 to 1 equal distance exhaust. More effecient, breathes better, more muscle. Doesn't have the "look" of a dual exhaust, but no worry; nobody will be looking at your exhaust setup as you tool by.

    2. depends. i ordered mine with the factory flat-type side steps. They are cheap and effecient and look fine to me. You can obviously wait and get some very nice aftermarket side steps for sure.

    3. I have heard this opinion from a few here. I disagree, interior looks excellent to me. you can replace the shifter if you like. easy fix.

    4. I agree. It's an unfortunate development decision but have you checked out that tailgate? Wow!

    5. This truck is a beast!

    6. gas mileage is virtually the same. can't get the 6 speed tranny in the 4.7, if you buy a new tundra, just get the 5.7, you won't be sorry.

    7. yeah, i looked at getting the limited or a beefy SR5, still same some bucks on the SR5 and got the underseat rear storage box.

    8. Navigation system? Who needs it. Just google map your way before you leave the house. Got a cell phone? Call the folks at the place your going if you can't find it when you get there and they will direct you for free. The backupcamera is an awesome feature to me. I am getting it installed at dealer. I fish alot with my boat.

    9. I have had both 4x2's and 4x4's. I have never wished I had a 4x2 when in the 4x4, but have wished I had the 4x4 when in the 4x2.

    Good luck, have fun!
  • On the other hand, I have owned plenty of five wheel bolt pattern trucks, and never had any issues with that. You?

    Ever been driving down the road in your new truck and thinking, "damn, I wish this thing had another lug nut on each wheel?" lol.

    Ah.....us American's, we got it sooooooo good.
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